West Virginia (Mercer County) / Mercer County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 37° 22.010 W 080° 52.137
17S E 511604 N 4135575
Quick Description: A two sided sign telling us about who settled in West Virginia and how Mercer county got it name.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/11/2018 2:39:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMZB02
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 1

Long Description:
West Virginia (Mercer County)

"The Mountain State"-western part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until June 20, 1863. Settled by the Germans and Scotch~Irish. It became a line of defense between the English and French during the French and Indian War, 1754-1763.


Mercer County

Formed, 1837, from Giles and Tazewell. Named for General Hugh Mercer, Revolutionary War officer, who was mortally wounded at Princeton, 1777. This county, gateway to the South, is rich in fine farms and mineral deposits.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: West Virginia (Mercer County) / Mercer County

Marker Location: North of RT 460

County or Independent City: Peterstown WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives and History, 2012

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